Because Satan is a subtle deceiver, even to the body of Christ, there are three things you may not know you have in Christ. Trickery and blindness are the only weapons available to the devil, however, he uses them very effectively, causing people to believe they are not what God says they are, and do not have what God says they have.
Central to the purpose and design of God to make us faithful and fruitful stewards in the earth was His investment of authority in men and women. That authority was forfeited when humankind committed to the illusions of Satan.
Nevertheless, authority has been restored to you through the satisfaction of the claims of justice by the passion of Jesus. Colossians I:13-14, assures, “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins”. You have been taken out of Satan’s authority, and that authority over sin, Satan, and disease is now in you as a believer in Christ.
Although authority has been vested in you, the devil will still try to trick you from using it by sending a sense of unworthiness on you. You must know that you are the righteousness of God. Second Corinthians 5:17, states, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”.
God has made you a New Creation, therefore, “there is now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus”. The old things of sin, defeat, failure, lack, and disease are passed away, and Satan has no dominion over you. Christ has taken the place of Satan, consequently, you stand confident in who you are in Christ.
Finally, you must know that you have God living at home in you. The Spirit of the living God makes His dwelling place in those who love Him. John 1:16, witnesses, “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace”. And “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. You have the freedom of knowing you can meet all life’s circumstances through the ability of God who lives in you.
L. Jerome Jones